Governor declares Dec. 5 a Day of Mourning in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbot has declared Wednesday, December 5, a Day of Mourning in the state in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

According to the proclamation, "the people of Texas are encouraged to gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship, or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance."

State agencies, offices and departments will be closed on Wednesday to allow state employees to allow state employees to attend these remembrances, and general government operations and services will be maintained by skeletal work crews.

President Donald Trump also declared Wednesday a National Day of Mourning in honor of former President Bush.

View Governor Greg Abbott full proclamation below. Mobile users click here.